The Bottom Line of Recruiting

The University of Texas is DB-U. Coach Duane Akina has 10 of his former pupils earning NFL paychecks, several of whom are legitimate stars in the league. However, the golden portal from Joe Jamail Field to Sunday stadiums is far from limited to the secondary. With the recent retirement of Ricky Williams and 7 sure-fire draft picks or rookie free agents making the leap this year, that still leaves 58 Longhorns active in the NFL.

So, even if you're not a 4 or 5 star DB, you still have a very real chance to ride Bevo to greener pastures. Even if your future in burnt orange is merely deep snapping, then Cullen Loeffler can be your ideal. We have a glorious U, a U that values family and top-notch education and maintains a high level of integrity and professionalism while staying ahead of the cutting edge in virtually every area. But really, we have an NFL-U. And that, good people, is the bottom line of recruiting.

All 58 wealthy Horns broken down by position after the jump...

Offense (25)

Quarterback: (2)

Running Back: (6)*

  • Cedric Benson--Bengals
  • Jamaal Charles--Chiefs
  • Chris Ogbonnaya--Browns
  • Ahmard Hall--Titans* (FB)
  • Fozzy Whitaker--2012 Draft
  • Cody Johnson--2012 Draft* (also FB)

Tight End: (4)

Wide Receiver: (4)

  • Roy Williams--Bears
  • Jordan Shipley--Bengals
  • Quan Cosby--Colts
  • James Kirkendoll--Titans

Offensive Line: (9)

Defense (29)

Defensive End: (7)*

  • Sam Acho--Cardinals
  • Sergio Kindle--Ravens* (also OLB)
  • Cory Redding--Ravens
  • Henry Melton--Bears
  • Brian Robison--Vikings
  • Tim Crowder--Buccaneers
  • Brian Orakpo--Redskins

Defensive Tackle: (6)

  • Shaun Rogers--Saints
  • Lamarr Houston--Raiders
  • Casey Hampton--Steelers
  • Roy Miller--Buccaneers
  • Frank Okam--Buccaneers
  • Kheeston Randall--2012 Draft

Linebacker: (6)*

  • Eddie Jones--Jets
  • Derrick Johnson--Chiefs
  • Rodderick Muckelroy--Bengals
  • Sergio Kindle--Ravens* (also DE)
  • Keenan Robinson--2012 Draft
  • Emmanuel Acho--2012 Draft

Defensive Back: (10)

  • Michael Griffin--Titans
  • Earl Thomas--Seahawks
  • Tarell Brown--49ers
  • Quentin Jammer--Chargers
  • Curtis Brown--Steelers
  • Michael Huff--Raiders
  • Aaron Ross--Giants
  • Cedric Griffin--Vikings
  • Aaron Williams--Bills
  • Chykie Brown--Ravens

Special Teams (4)

  • Phil Dawson--Kicker--Browns
  • Richmond McGee--Punter--Browns
  • Justin Blalock--Kicker/Punter--2012 Draft
  • Cullen Loeffler--Deep Snapper--Vikings

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